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EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airist.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /eːrst/, [ɪːrst]
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  • Rhymes: -eːrst

AdverbEdit

eerst

  1. first, at first, before something else
  2. at first, before, earlier
    Het doet nu minder pijn dan eerst.
    It hurts less now than earlier.
    (literally, “It hurts less now than at first.”)
  3. only, not until

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Middle DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airistaz.

AdjectiveEdit

êerst

  1. first
  2. foremost
InflectionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airist.

AdverbEdit

êerst

  1. first, firstly
  2. formerly, previously
  3. at first, before all else
DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • eerst”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • eerste”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • eerst (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • eerst (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929